Bassu Salon
Bassu Salon

Our Staff

Bassu Salon's employees are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated to the success of our business.

Andrea O'Dell

Front Desk Manager



Andrea is the heart of Bassu. She is the first person you will have the pleasure to meet with when coming into or calling Bassu. She is here to help you with making anykind of appointments and any questions you may have. Andrea has a calm and loving personality. You will love her.

Leslie Hochstrasser

Sylist/MUA/Skin Specialist/Owner


My name is Leslie Hochstrasser. I am the proud owner of Bassu Salon. I am from Helena, Montana. In my earlier years I moved away to a few bigger cities and always found myself moving back to my hometown of Helena.
I attended Maddio's Cosmetology College in 1995. My training has been with Aveda, Schwarzkopf, Redken, Matrix, Farouk, Logics, Nioxen, Framesi, Kevin Murphy, and Brazilian Blowout. Certificates in Hair Color, Hair Cutting, 2 Keratin Straightening Treatments, Hair/Lash Extensions, Facial/Body Waxing, Certified MUA. Skin Care Specialist as well as Aroma Therapy.

Specializing in Hair Color, Balyage, Hair Cutting (Scissors, Razor, Clippers), Exensions,

Facial & Body Waxing, Skin Care, and Makeup.

My hope is you will love Bassu as much as we do.

Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 9am-3pm 

Taylor Lopez



Taylor is a Montana girl. She was born and raised in Ronan. Graduating from High School in 2011, Taylor went straight to Cosmetology School at the Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill, NC. After graduating in 2012 she moved to Helena and started working with Bumble and Bumble Products. Taylor has training with Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, Paul Mitchell Hair Color, Kevin Murphy Hair Color, and Brazilian Blowout. Specializing in Hair Color, Balyage, Hair Cutting, Straight Edge Razor Cutting, and Bridal Styling.
We know you will love everything about Taylor as much as we do.


Rotating Schedule

Wednesday-Thursday 9am-5pm (every-other)
Friday 9am-5pm/Saturday 9am-3pm (every-other)


Taylor is also a Younique Presenter. If you would to view her website please follow the link below

Molly Gibson



Molly grew up in Helena. After high school graduation Molly moved to Billings to attend Blanco Blanco Cosmetology School in 2009. After graduating she stayed in Billings and started her career in the beauty industry. She has continued her education with Paul Mitchell, Lanza, and Redken. After 8 years living in Billings Molly moved back to Helena.

We are glad Molly is part of the Bassu family. We know you will love her and the fabulous work she does.


Thursdays 1pm-6pm

Friday 12pm-6pm

Saturday 9am-3pm (every-other)

Freda Blood



Originally from Florida Freda moved to Helena as a young girl and grew up here.

Freda moved to Great Falls in 2015 to attend Montana Academy of Salons, a premier Redken School. 
She has training from Redken and Pash Lashes. With a Certificate in Lash Extensions and Brazilian Blowout.
Specializing in Braids, Latch-Hook Hair Extensions, Hair Cutting, and Lash Extensions
We know you will ​love Freda and enjoy her many talents. 
Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 9am-3pm (evry-other)

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Phone: 406-422-4205 406-422-4205


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Our Location

Bassu Salon

9 N Last Chance Gulch

Helena, Montana 59601

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